Sake has complemented meals and delighted patrons for over 1,600 years. The fermented rice wine was a favorite of the Japanese Imperial Court and gained religious significance when it was incorporated into Buddhism. These days, sake also adds a special kick to nearly any concoction.
- Creative Cocktails: The Bloody Maru takes a sake spin on a classic, tasty cocktail. Mix classic ingredients like Tabasco sauce, salt, pepper, limejuice, and horseradish in a glass. Then, add two parts Sake and a few drops of Worchester sauce for an extra kick.
- Traditional Treats: Sake has been enjoyed throughout Japan for hundreds of years. It is served in a tokkuri, which is a narrow, upright ceramic flask, usually adorned with various symbols. Once served, carefully pour the sake into everyone’s small, handle-less glass (called an ochoko), but never pour your own, as this is bad luck. Lift your glass, give a simple toast by saying, “kanpai,” and enjoy this delicious, historical beverage.
- Serious Shooters: Sake’s subtle aftertaste makes it a perfect ingredient for shooters. Hot sake and cold beer set the standard for the go-to sake shooter, the Sake Bomb. While there are more complex “bomb” drinks, the Sake Bomb is a favorite among those celebrating birthdays and anniversaries.
- Martinis and Other Mixes: Sake is a versatile beverage that offers unique complements to many typical favorites. The Saketini combines the cultured flavor of gin with the crisp tang of sake. The Sake Sangria combines sake, triple sec, brandy, juice, club soda, and fresh fruit of your choice.
Say hello to your new best friend, the Saketini - a sake/martini hybrid. Kabuki offers several flavors, including Creamy Peach, Pomegranate, Lychee Lime and Fuji Apple.
Kabuki Japanese Restaurant is proud to serve the finest in Japanese beer and Sake wine. These drinks go perfectly with our delicious, authentic cuisine. Visit us on the web for a detailed menu, locations, and directions.